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WELCOME - Let’s Get Better! USRowing’s 2020 Annual Convention is going virtual this December! Although all of us would rather be meeting in person, COVID-19 had other plans. No worries though. In fact, this year’s convention promises to be bigger than ever with brand new diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) training that will be available free of charge to all of our members along with our ever-popular Para/Adaptive, Coaching Education, Business of Rowing and Referee tracks. And the best part is all of this great content is available from the convenience of home!

We’ll focus on getting better across the spectrum -- improving as coaches, creating more inclusive boathouses, strengthening our organizations as we come back from COVID-19, enhancing our physical and mental well-being, and more. While 2020 has been a challenging year, this year’s Annual Convention serves as a springboard to start 2021 off stronger, healthier, wiser … and better!
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USRowing is excited to announce that VESPOLI USA will be sponsoring the 2020 USRowing Annual Convention, and as part of the sponsorship, convention goers will have the chance to win a new Vespoli SD single. Click Here to Register! 

Click link for the Official Rules. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY, void where prohibited. 16+, U.S. Residents only. Begins 12/8/20; ends 12/13/20. Operated by United States Rowing Association, 2 Wall Street, Princeton, NJ 08540
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Saturday, December 12 • 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Intersection of Inclusion: LGBTQIA* in Rowing

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Representation matters when it comes to visibility and respectful interaction. Let's explore the intentional opportunities in our sport through real-time, lively conversation with LGBTQIA rowers and coaches from around the U.S. *Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and Asexual/Agender

Moderators
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Tara Morgan

Founder, Seize the Oar Foundation

Speakers
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Patrice Jackson

Masters Rower
When I move to Seattle I was always amazed by all the bodies of water in the city. And wherever you looked there was always a Rowing shell on the water. I was amazed by how beautiful it looked and how people look like they were so much at peace. I told a friend one day I wanna do... Read More →
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Jason Beagle

Para-rowing Coordinator, Atlanta Rowing Club & Head of the Hooch Regatta
Para-rowing Coordinator, Atlanta Rowing Club, Head of the Hooch Regatta.  Jason is a para-rower and rowing coach.  He learned to row at the  DC Strokes rowing club in 2007. From 2008-2010, he served as club president. During his tenure, DC Stokes added para-rowing to the 2009 Stonewall... Read More →
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Lyss Villablanca

Masters Rower at the Renton Rowing Club
Alyssa "Lyss" Villablanca is a queer, non-binary (they/them), Filipino-American. They have been a Masters rower at the Renton Rowing Club in Renton, Washington for the last 5 years, and considers themself "bisweptual" when sweeping, but has a fondness for sculling. Aside from rowing... Read More →
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Brian Todd

Executive Director, Gay Lesbian Rowing Federation
A California native. He learned to scull on Lake Merritt at age 14. He attended the University of Washington but did not row. After graduation, he joined the US Navy. He came out to his family in 1989, and returned to rowing in 1992, in San Diego. He jumped into a sweep boat for the... Read More →
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Imran Malik

Head Coach, Arizona State University
Imran Malik started his rowing career at Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn, VA during the team's first season in 2012. Upon starting his undergrad, Imran joined the rowing team at Arizona State University. And while in school, he began coaching juniors and masters classes on the... Read More →


Saturday December 12, 2020 3:45pm - 5:00pm EST